The Primary wheels in DaVinci Resolve (Lift/Gamma/Gain) should account for most color correction as they have a broad and organic effect over the entire dynamic range.
If you are new to color correction, secondary coloring tools, such as the Log wheels or curves, can be very tempting to use as they can control a restrictive region of your image. Unfortunately, if abused, you will get an unnatural and processed look.
In this article, we’ll cover the Primary Wheels (Lift/Gamma/Gain) and their efficiency over the entire dynamic range of your image.
- Primary wheels coverage. Difference between primary and log wheels.
- Primary wheels interactivity and how to counteract for luminosity and color changes
- Using the Log wheels to surgically adjust the luminance and color after the more broader adjustments were done in the Primary wheels
- Using the Shadows & Highlights sliders to fine-tune contrast
- Balancing an image using the interactivity between the Lift, Gamma & Gain
- Neutralizing highlights and shadows with the Log wheels
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